JASON DONOVAN TO PLAY LEGENDARY RECORD PRODUCER “THE FATHER OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” SAM PHILLIPS
FOUR HIGHLY TALENTED MUSICIAN/PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED IN THE ROLES OF ELVIS PRESLEY, JERRY LEE LEWIS, JOHNNY CASH AND CARL PERKINS
UK TOUR OPENS AT LEICESTER CURVE ON 14TH SEPTEMBER
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and today reveals casting for the red-hot rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza.
Jason Donovan is cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips – the man who brought the 4 recording stars together to create music history. Jason has an impressive musical theatre background, including leading roles in The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sweeney Todd and most famously, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A household name, Jason was launched to stardom appearing as Scott in the hit Australian soap opera Neighbours. His hugely successful pop career has seen Jason sell millions of albums and top the charts worldwide. He is currently visiting venues around the UK with his Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits tour and presents a show every Sunday on Heart FM.
Martin Kaye plays Jerry Lee Lewis. Martin played the role on the first North American tour of Million Dollar Quartet, which, after a year and a half, led him to open the Las Vegas Production at Harrah’s. Martin has received countless accolades and the award for Best Actor by Vegas Seven Magazine.
Robbie Durham performs as Johnny Cash. His stage credits include 1st cover Tony in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace) Hoods (Arts Theatre) Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre) Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End and UK Tour) Kiss Me Kate (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) The Confession Room (Landor Theatre) Cinderella (Pavilion Theatre Rhyl) Broadway to West End (Drury Lane Theatre.)
Ross William Wild joins the cast as Elvis Presley. Recent roles include Norman in Dreamboats and Miniskirts (UK Tour), Michael in The Witches of Eastwick (The Watermill Theatre), Jason in the European Premiere of BARE (Union Theatre and Greenwich Theatre in London) and Kenickie in Grease (National tour).
Matt Wycliffe appears as Carl Jenkins. Stage credits include Outspan Foster in The Commitments (Palace Theatre) Bob Guadio in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre) Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story (Duchess Theatre.
Katie Ray is Dyanne. Her stage credits include beauty in Beauty and the Beast (Central Theatre Chatham), Wendy in Peter Pan (Grand Canal Theatre Dublin and Mayflower Theatre Southhampton) Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour) Liesel in The Sound of Music (London Palladium).
Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet will play Sheffield Lyceum, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Malvern, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Leeds Grand, Glasgow King’s Theatre, Southampton Mayflower and Bristol Hippodrome.
Million Dollar Quartet includes more than 20 legendary rock ‘n’ roll hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, I Walk The Line and Great Balls of Fire.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits which bring you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.
Million Dollar Quartet is written by Tony Award nominees Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and produced by Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Tom O’Connell, Laurence Myers and Gavin Kalin. Olivier nominated Ian Talbot OBE, renowned for his tenure as both Artistic and Managing director at The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park directs.
Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame and history, and join in the celebration… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!
Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 September
Box Office: 0116 242 3595
Curve Theatre, Leicester Website: www.curveonline.co.uk
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